Date: 16th April 2019 at 9:08pm
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Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki is set to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer, according to The Telegraph.

With first-team opportunities over the last season hard to come by, the Japan international has decided to end his four-year stay at the King Power when his contract expires.

Despite the Foxes rejecting a £200,000 offer for the 33-year-old from Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town in January, the club now appear to be happy to let the striker depart for nothing.

It is understood that Okazaki – who has also operated as an attacking midfielder – is desperate to find regular football as he hopes to help his country to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Okazaki has seen his game time limited this season.

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After beginning his professional career at J1 League club Shimizu S-Pulse, the forward switched to the Bundesliga in 2011 as he joined Stuttgart, before moving north to join league rivals Mainz in 2013.

A £7.5million move to the Premier League in 2015 followed, where Okazaki was key member of Claudio Ranieri’s title-winning side and contributed with five goals including an overhead kick in a 1-0 win against Newcastle United in March 2016.

His pending departure means that only six of the Foxes title-winning side will remain at the club.

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